Hazardous Materials Specialist (6560)
Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate
This certificate is part of the Environmental Science Technology AS degree program. It covers analysis, handling, storage and dispensing of hazardous materials in accordance with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing proper chemical management. Graduates of the certificate program should be able to: research applicable local, state and federal regulations and implement methods and strategies to ensure compliance; maintain records as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Transportation; develop and implement hazardous materials handling procedures; plan for emergency response of hazardous materials incidents; and protect workers and communities from hazardous material exposures.
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
14 credit hours.
The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Credits: 14|
|EVS2193C||Environmental Sampling Techniques||4|
|EVS2601||Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality||3|
|CHM1045||General Chemistry 1||3|
|CHM1045L||General Chemistry 1 Lab||1|
|Total Program Credits: 14|
|*Non-exempt students registering in this course will need to provide adequate placement scores to enroll. All courses used for General Education must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.|
Upon completion of this certificate, you may seek employment in an entry-level position related to environmental remediation and/or emergency response to a hazardous materials incident. Employment opportunities include positions with local environmental consulting firms and/or with public agencies when emergency responders are needed as a result of the presence of hazardous materials.
Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into four-year programs. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/